Universität Rostock, 2007
Abstract: On the basis of German perinatal statistics of the years 1995 – 1997, 1.065.202 singleton pregnancies were analysed comparatively with regards to whether previous terminations of pregnancy (TOP), abortions and stillbirths in mothers influence the rate of preterm births and hypotrophy of the newborn. The obtained results confirm TOP, abortions and stillbirths as relevant risk factors for preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies, of rising strength in the order TOP-abortion-stillbirth. The incidence of small-for-date babies and of neonatal hypotrophy is not affected by the three factors examined.
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